cycling news / Leopard Pro Cycling to take on Paris-Troyes
THE LEOPARD PRO CYCLING RIDERS ARE DEFROSTED FROM LAST WEEK’S GP DE LILLERS AND THE WEATHER PREDICITIONS FOR THE NEXT RACE ARE A LOT BETTER. TOMORROW, 11TH OF MARCH, THE TEAM WILL START AT PARIS-TROYES WHICH HAS ALL INGREDIENTS TO BE A DIFFICULT RACE.
ROSTER: Alexander Krieger, Pit Leyder, Filip Maciejuk, Gaëtan Pons, Szymon Rekita, Jens Reynders & Luc Wirtgen – DS: Markus Zingen
Starting in Nogent-sur-Seine, the race will make it’s way to the southeast where the riders will enter the local circuit after about 40 kilometers into the race. The local circuit needs to be covered eight times and has the Côte de l’Escargot and the Côte de Macey in it. It is here where one can make a real difference, before the race continues it’s way with a relatively easy 25 kilometers to the line in Troyes. In last year’s edition, only 140 riders were able to finish the race, amongst which Gaëtan Pons (139th) and Pit Leyder (37th). The latter is looking forward to be racing again.
Pit Leyder: “Paris-Troyes will be a tough race, for sure. The climbs will hurt a lot after several laps, but it’s also a race that suits us well. We have a strong group of guys, we can go for a sprint, but we also have other options. I really like the course of the race and I am looking forward to it as I gained confidence at last week’s GP de Lillers. We have a strong team this year, the new guys fit very good and we all get on well together. For myself, I am happy with my shape at the moment. I had a good winter with two training camps and the possibility to train in good conditions.”
Paris-Troyes | 185 km